QUANG NINH — Quang Ninh Province's Health Department has closed Ha Long International Hospital for operating without a licence.
The hospital was established at the end of last month as a clinic, but was later rebranded as a hospital. Evidence was also found of illegal medicine trading and the use of medical equipment that had not undergone safety checks.
Of the 24 employees, only one had a valid medical practitioner's certificate.
The clinic would be fined from VND20-30 million (US$953-1,400), said chief of the inspection department Nguyen Xuan Tinh. — VNS